Reel Islington brings people together through film.
Emma Aeppli is an experienced project manager and adult educator who has worked across the voluntary, public and private sectors in England and Scotland. She works in the Islington borough as a student engagement project coordinator and has links with many organisations in the local area. She believes strongly in the transformative power of the arts in education and is a committed film fan. In her spare time, she attends a creative writing class and enjoys getting involved in community projects.
Jamie Bamber (Treasurer) is the General Manager of Islington-based charity Rowan Arts and has worked for them since 2009. He graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2008 with a degree in Fine Art and his personal interests lie in drawing, photography and oral history. Jamie also sits on the Events Steering Group at St. Luke’s Community Centre in south Islington.
Peter Devonald is an award-winning screenwriter who has lived locally since 2002. His films have shown in over 80 international festivals and awards include best drama at New York, Super Shorts Finalist, Virgin Media Finalist, winner of the jury prize and Best Film at Wood Green, winner of the Branchage “Cutting Hedge” award and winner of the Kyiv International Film Festival “Molodist” Best Short Film Award.
Dr Kathianne Hingwan works part-time at the Vortex Jazz Club and Babel Label. She is also a freelance researcher, curator and programmer. She has been a visiting lecturer at City University where she taught Sociology, and Media, Culture and Society. In addition she has an interest in different forms of visual culture – the way it is programmed and consumed and is currently writing about jazz’s relationship to popular and high culture.
Paula Joof is a freelance PR & communications consultant with over 10 years experience working on a wide range of consumer clients, brands and events. Since 2009, she has also worked as part of the programme and guest team at the BFI London Film Festival where she’s had the chance to put her PR skills to good use, expand her knowledge across many aspects of the film industry and gained fantastic first hand experience working within one of the top international film festivals.
Ruth Robinson (Chair) lives in Holloway. She is the Director of the Islington based arts charity Rowan Arts and also practices part time as a psychoanalyst. She is a board member of Creative Islington. Ruth has an interest in the potential of the arts to both regenerate a geographic area and make a difference to individuals’ lives. She has an interest in many art forms including film and belonging to a local film club is a long standing ambition! She has managed several film projects at Rowan Arts.